Nicolas
Aubin

Title : Lawyer Year of call : 2018

Expertise : business law | administrative law

Hotline: 514 787-3483

Assistant: Nathalie Lebreton

With several degrees and the recipient of numerous scholarships, including the prestigious SSHRC, Me Nicolas Aubin was admitted to the bar in 2018 and joined the Commercial Group at the Montreal office in 2022. Me Aubin conducted several research projects during his studies, mainly on the framework of new information technologies, biotechnology, and access to justice. Furthermore, Me Aubin has completed numerous internships with public and charitable organizations and with the Superior Court.

With a strong background in computer science, Me Aubin practises mainly in the areas of data privacy, business law and access to information. With excellent critical thinking, honesty, and curiosity, Me Aubin is often the contact person in matters of personal data protection. Creative, dedicated, and rigorous in his approach, Me Aubin is driven by a desire to learn more about legal and technical issues.

In his spare time, Me Aubin enjoys running, swimming, and of course, computer coding. The protection of the environment, the regulation of artificial intelligence, the protection of privacy, fairness and the computerization of the judicial system are some of the causes and focuses that are important to him.

Expertise

  • Business Law (information technology law, entertainment, arts, and new technologies law
  • Administrative Law (access to information, entertainment, arts, and new technologies law)

Education

  • Candidate for a Master in Information Technology Law, LL.M. - Université de Montréal (2020 - current)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), Université McGill (2016)
  • Bachelor of Common Law (LL.B.) - Université McGill (2016)
  • Bachelor in International Relations and International Law, Université du Québec à Montréal (2012)

Professional experience

  • Research assistant in information technology law, Université de Montréal, Montréal (2021, 2022)
  • Research assistant in law (work on expertise in civil matters), Université de Montréal, Montréal (2020 to 2022)
  • Lawyer, Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c., Montreal (2019)
  • Articling law student for the Bar, Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c., Montreal (2018
  • Research assistant in law, Université McGill, Montreal (2015)
  • Judicial Research Assistant, Superior Court, Montreal (2014, 2015)
  • Research assistant in law Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal (2011)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

Publications
  • Nicolas Aubin and Catherine Piché, “The paradoxes of expertise in Quebec” (2022) 52:1 Revue Générale de droit, 5-54
  • Leo Zwaal, Jean-Paul Calderon, Nicolas Aubin et al., Amicus Curiae Presented to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: In the Case Eduardo Nicolás Cruz Sánchez et al. v. Peru, (2014), online: SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2426261
  • Nicolas Aubin et Philippe-André Rodriguez, Recension : The Philosophy of International law de Samantha Besson et John Tasioulas (2011) : 24.1 RQDI 413
Conferences
  • Co-speaker”From data collection to decision-making by an artificial intelligence algorithm: how to develop collaborative and responsible governance? »
  • ACFAS 640 Symposium, International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology (OBVIA), Montreal (2022)
  • Co-speaker “Model for the evaluation of factors relating to the flow of data”, L.R. Wilson Chair in Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law at the University of Montreal, Montreal (2022)
  • Co-speaker, “Expertise: mandates that go wrong“, Institut du témoin expert, Montréal (2022)
  • Co-trainer at Collège André-Grasset preparation for the National Model of United Nations (NMUN New York 2011), Montreal, 2010-2011

Distinctions

  • Recipient of the Canada Graduate Scholarship Program at the master's level of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (BESC competition - Master's), Université de Montreal, (2021, 2022)
  • Recipient of the Master's scholarship - 2nd cycle (LL.M.) from the Law Faculty, Université de Montreal, (2021)
  • Recipient of the Class Action 2001 UG Award, Université McGill, (2014)
  • Recipient of the 125th Anniversary National Program Scholarships from Université McGill, (2012, 2013)
  • Recipient of the Honorable Mention of the Université du Québec à Montréal, (2012)